Facebook, YouTube and social media in general have changed the world during the last years. Not only do these services let us keep in contact with more people on a daily bases, but people are also getting more and more addicted to constant approval. Within a few years everybody’s Facebook page will be public for anyone to see, and the structure will be more like Twitter with subscriptions and openness. This will result in everybody trying to be seen as much as possible, which will lead to the point where people will go to more and more extreme methods of doing so, with less concern for their privacy. This will result in a scenario like the TV reality show Big Brother, but on a much larger scale.
What would you do if you could not tell anybody what you were doing for one year? That is, if the only reward you got was from your self? Today people are used to get tons of positive comments on posts like what they eat for dinner, and this will only get more extreme. If we would take this away, will people still continue the same pattern of life or change their life style? Or will the trend break with social media being less used in the future, or at least used for different purposes? Already now we see an incredible acceleration in learning through online sharing, within for example hobbies & sports, technology and development exploding in creativeness. Either because people can see what others have done and duplicate it, taking it to the next level and share it again, or by collected knowledge from all over the world that can be used to solve problems.